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Pema Kilaya

Pema Kilaya Rangjung Ngötsar Dzogchen Chöling, begun in 2003, is the Buddhist sangha practicing and studying with H.E. Dza Kilung Rinpoche.

It was founded in 2003 as part of the Kilung Foundation’s mission of bringing Buddhism to the West. Pema Kilaya now has members throughout the world.

Rinpoche leads retreats and teachings from his western dharma seat at the Yeshe Long Buddhist Center on Whidbey Island, Washington, as well as world-wide. Pema Kilaya also hosts weekly and monthly meditations and practices at the center and online, as well as organizes special dharma events. Our calendar of events is HERE.

Pema Kilaya provides a way for individuals to become formally recognized by Rinpoche as a student in the Dzogchen-Longchen Nyingtik lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Students and practitioners look to Rinpoche for inspiration, instruction through group teachings, individual practice guidance, mentorship, as well as sangha leadership. This support and connection with Rinpoche, and also with each other as sangha members, encourages the development and fruition of one’s practice.

In order to support the relationship between Rinpoche and sangha members, and to help students in their spiritual development, Pema Kilaya fulfills many purposes:

  • Providing a home and support for Rinpoche in the Pacific Northwest, on south Whidbey Island
  • Sponsoring and organizing teachings, meditations, practices, and retreats, both at Yeshe Long Buddhist Center and other locations
  • Providing a formal program of study and practice, which lays out the scope and sequence of developing as a serious Vajrayana student
  • Making relevant dharma materials available
  • Facilitating communication between Rinpoche and the sangha members

To learn more about the Pema Kilaya sangha, or to apply for membership, click HERE.

For general information, contact us at pemakilaya@gmail.com